The new Mamma Melina, occupying the south end of the Corydon Apartments near University Village, has more in common with the Varchetta's stylish Barolo downtown.
On a summer day you'd think it was Rodeo Drive and not the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs alongside the broad front patio. Amid shallow pools holding silver globes that glint in the sun, beautiful people in oversized sunglasses sip wine on thickly cushioned sofas or sup on house-made pasta under canvas umbrellas at white-clothed tables.Price points are moderate and the cooking is assured.
Pasta e Fagioli
Traditional tuscan bean and pasta soup
Calamari alla Plancia
Marinated, grilled Monterey calamari, roasted plum tomatoes, house made chili oil
Ladyfingers soaked in espresso, Kahlua, amaretto and layered with mascarpone cheese
Mamma Melina is one our favorite restaurants to visit when we are in Seattle. The food is delicious, the service exceptional and the ambiance is modern and inviting. We would highly recommend this dining experience.
Mamma Melina is one of my favorite spots. Their cleanliness and detail to attention as a waitstaff and restaurant was and is always amazing. Quick to welcome and serve PLUS make you feel comfortable! Bravo and Brava!! ONE OF THE BEST PLACES N SEATTLE. I love bringing out of town guests here! Always a hit!
We can always count on the team at Mama Melina to go above and beyond. Covid procedures are top notch. We celebrated our anniversary and they made sure our night was special. They even surprised us with a celebratory tiramisu at the end of our meal.
I came here for my birthday. Our server was very nice and friendly. We were able to make changes with the pasta on the menu which was a plus! Food is good and reasonably priced. I enjoy the bruschetta, SO GOOD
Service was good but not impressed with the main dish, too long under the heating lamp, bit dry and pasta was too ardente. Cauliflower soup was very good.
I love everything about this place.
Everything we had was delicious. Charcuterie, spaghetti and gnocchi were stellar. Loved the tiramisu too. Tough to grade ambience during covid since they're limited to spacing but the service was excellent. Highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. Good social distancing and safety measures without detracting from the dining experience.
Super nice staff, the food was amazing and service was really quick! Overall a really great experience!
Best Italian food we have had in a while. definitely best in Seattle. Spicy meatballs and salsiccia con polenta were superb. the ambience, service, all were perfect. we would love to go here frequently. Highly recommended.
This was our first time to Mamma Melina's. We came for happy hour and had one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The cocktails were amazing. Meatballs were incredible. We also had the beet salad and tortellini they were out of this world. We will definitely be back again soon.
Celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary dinner. Couldn't be more pleased, and to top[ it off it was Seattle Restaurant Week so the meal was extra special. Thanks Mamma Melina
I have never been disappointed. Everyone will enjoy it!
Came to Mamma Melinas for restaurant week. Every course wa delicious!
Came for the SRW, handed us a menu, lots of choices for each course. Waitress and waiters are very friendly, nice experience. Risotto was not something I appreciated, but not too bad. Bread, deserts are awesome!
Our waitress Heather was great! I also really appreciate the complimentary focaccia bread - many places charge for that now!
Started with the beet salad to start. Cannot beat the delicious pasta Bolognese sauce. We also had a favorite steelhead with roasted potatoes and grilled prawns. The wine list features a Super Tuscan red that is a delicious favorite. We will be back!
We enjoyed a fresh and delicious entree of seafood ravioli cooked to perfection. We capped our dinner off with a slice of fantastic olive oil cake served with rich pistachio ice cream. We're looking forward to our next visit.
The service was wonderful and attentive as always. With Covid, there weren’t many diners there. The lunch menu was varied and the food was good.
Annie was fantastic along with the rest of the staff at mama melinas.
Thank you for all you do for us!
Great social distancing, lunch special and patio! It was my mother’s birthday and brought over a candle and tiramisu without me asking! We will be back!
Excellent for COVID safe environment as well as great food and great service.
Excellent experience for the whole family.
Service and demeanor wear outstanding. Good food and pleasant.
Mamma Melina's is a favorite venue to enjoy to warm, authentic Italian meal with family. I have consistently found the space to be inviting of conversation, the staff to be hospitable, and the offerings to be suitable for varied and diverse guests. With a small mention, the chef was able to modify their polenta dish (delish, btw) to be vegetarian without loss of flavor, enjoyability, and sustenance. 100% would recommend this local gem.
I went to Mama Melina's for my boyfriend's birthday. The service and ambience were outstanding and the food was delicious. My boyfriend even received a complimentary tiramisu for his birthday
Outstanding food. Great service. Appreciate protocols in place during Covid-19! Our party thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will be back!
Food was amazing as was the attentive service.
For the first time in months (due to COVID19), we mustered the courage to take our family out to dinner - not take out or pick up, but a real sit-down dinner. It was my wife’s birthday and we wanted to celebrate. We returned to Mamma Melina and we’re not disappointed - after checking our temperatures, we were able to sit outside, with serving staff donning masks and mindful of distancing, etc. We felt comfortable and the dining experience was great. Food and service was top-notch as always, and for a while we felt as ‘normal’ as could be expected. Thank you!
Wonderful Beet Salad
Most unusual and good Calimari
A neighborhood favorite. The food and the service are always very good. My salmon was delicious.
Had a nice BTS dinner here - students at one table parents at another. Good job distancing. Server was attentive and helpful both with wine and cocktail menus. A good spot for pizza and pasta fans. Antipasto app was tasty as well.
Well done Mamma Melinas!
Highly recommend for both food and service.
Great and fancy restaurant! Delicious food. Authentic Italian. Keep up with that. Thanks Monica
Our server Shaun was terrific as usual! Our favorite place to go when visiting our son at the UW.
Delicious food, well spaced tables, attentive service, lovely ambiance.
We loved our server Anne! She was so sweet and gave great service :)
The fire alarm kept going off.
Fabulous food and service; great patio. We really enjoyed everything :)
Mamma Melina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Mamma Melina is rated 4.7 stars by 1715 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.